SOMERSET, NJ - The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, in conjunction with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, District 12 and Franklin Township Public Library, is hosting a special Public Scholars Project program, How We See Ourselves in What We Read on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  This program is free and open to the public. 

This program, which examines the role reading plays in the development of critical thinking skills and empathy, will be facilitated by Dr. Laura Nicosia, Associate Professor at Montclair State University. Participants will take part in a guided discussion and will explore aspects of social justice and representation through a look at a variety of carefully chosen texts. 

This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.  

This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but not required via the Library’s online events calendar at or call (732) 873-8700 ext. 111. The Franklin Township Public Library is located at 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ  08873 in the municipal complex.